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01 May 2010

all just anodyne here


This is my photo of a gorgeous baby alpaca that I looked after while the owners were on holiday.
Note it is wearing a tiny Drizabone coat. Mother Agnes is the tall red alpaca left of the group.
The proper name for a baby alpaca is 'cria', so put that on your Scrabble board for free.

11 comments:

  1. Cute. Do they behave a bit like goats?

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  2. oh Andrew ... like goats who have been to grammar schools.
    They have neat paddocks too - all lining up to 'go' in just one place.
    Alpacas have lovely manners and are very sociable. They rush to the fence and compete to say hello.

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  3. So cute and looks like he's surveying his domain :D

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  4. They have the look of mini dinosaurs from a distance, munching away happily.

    I love that one is named after a nun.

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  5. Hello Antikva - I'd bet that you are making something lovely right now.
    Yes Elisabeth - Catholic owners.
    I built Agnes a huge and beautiful soft nest for her baby to arrive in ... and they all ate it.

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  6. So cute - and looks rather content sitting at the front of the bunch!

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  7. cria - I think I've seen that as a word verification.

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  8. I think I've got a cardigan made out of one of them.

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  9. Miss ODyne.

    Your wit is consistently good. I've always said so.
    It's you; the best of you.

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  10. Is that baby one pure white...and look how its looking right at you where the others are all feeding their faces...

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  11. Thanks everybody, and MC? - he is only 2 days old and freaked out by simply existing. snowy white and wearing a brown coat.
    I can recommend the blog of Kass above - she built a deck on her house all alone on a sloping mountainside.

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